how to combine a line and a path in illustrator


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I have a path with a black fill that has two curves that meet at a point. I also have a vertical line that connects the beaks of both curves. How can I combine them so the right white triangle disappears and is replaced with black?)

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12/5/2013 1:31:00 PM

Accepted Answer

  1. Expand the line into a shape: Object > Expand...
  2. Select both shapes (Shift + click with the black arrow tool)
  3. Choose the first option 'Unite' in the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder)

In case your curved shape had a stroke, that stroke will disappear when you unite. In this case, you need to expand the original shape, yielding its stroke and its fill as separate shapes. Unite those, and unite the expanded stroke with the resulting shape.

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12/5/2013 11:25:00 AM

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